Worship Preparation

The Lord’s Day | January 19, 2020

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday





Call to Worship Psalm 111:1-2
Leader: Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

Prayer of Adoration

Hymn & Songs of Praise 
Praise To the Lord, the Almighty Hymn 53

Who You Say I am

Jesus, There's No One Like You

Call to Confession of Sin Psalm 32:8-10
Leader: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

All: Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.

Leader: Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.

Confession of Sin (Adapted from Prone to Wander, p. 40)
All: O Lord, our God, help us and heal us. We are stubborn, blind people who repeatedly and willfully stray away from you. Like children who don’t want their parents to hold their hands while walking through a dangerous city, we will not stay near you. In our blindness, even our ability to confess has been distorted. Forgive us, once again, Lord and restore our sight so that we see Jesus with greater clarity. In his name, we pray, Amen.

Silent Confession

Assurance of Pardon adapted from Colossians 2:13
Leader:  And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Christ, having forgiven us all our trespasses.

Emerson Nagel, covenant child of Kate & Andrew

Church Life Announcements


Doxology Hymn 731

Confession of Faith Heidelberg Catechism 89
Leader: What is the dying of the old nature?

All: It is to grieve with heartfelt sorrow that we have offended God by our sin, and more and more to hate it and flee from it.


Pastoral Prayer

New Testament Reading Acts 7:54-60

54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. 55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”57 But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him. 58 Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60  And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.


Sermon,  Acts "Coming Alongside"   Mike Ross

Song Of Rejoicing
I'll Not Be Shaken




Further Reflection

*Take some time to read the words and sing the songs before Sunday and rejoice in the Lord. This will help you to engage in the singing, especially if the songs are unfamiliar.

*Sin has separated us from God, but Jesus has done away with our sin by his death and resurrection and therefore we can have a full, intimate relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Do you come to the worship service as someone who is separated from God? 


More resources on worship

The Victorious Lamb  Sermon 5/26/19

What is Your Song? Blog Post

Songs We Sing Together Blog Post

Then Sings My Soul Blog Post

Storied Worship Blog Post

Music at Peace Blog Post

Worship Reformation - Sermon from 10/8/17

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